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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
into the air. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. >>> that's a live >>> that's a live picture at the marquee at the apollo theater tonight where they quickly changed the lettering outside in remembrance of nelson mandela after the word started to spread today of his death at the age of 95. we're joined in the studio by tom brokaw. when you look at the public life and legacy of nelson mandela, you're fortunate enough so much of it happened on your watch. i was thinking of our trip in '94, to cover his eventual election as president but mostly american viewers were glued to the set covering the 1990 long walk to freedom. >> i got a call from the south africa saying you better come here right away. i got on the airplane, get there. it looked like they would release him. he wasn't seen in 27 years. he was released. we didn't know what he would look like. we had that one black and white grainy photograph. this is me in the backyard with him. it turns out he looked like heed a been on a three day holiday somewhere. a lot of people in prison with him, t
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
it's fit for humans to live in this kind of environment" says this man. hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed, schools closed, residents urged to stay indoors and factories ordered to cut off production. ships forced to navigate cautiously through the haze. experts blame the cold windless weather for a cloud of pollution from cars, factories and coal burning that has sat over eastern china for most of the week, and there's been record-breaking levels in other cities, including beijing earlier this year. the government has announced many plans to fight the pollution but with little apparent progress. the dense smog in eastern china is starting to lift today but here in beijing it's starting to approach hazardous levels. the east and north of china are particularly vulnerable in winter, and we're really just getting into the coldest month. ian williams, nbc news, beijing. >>> when we come back, the latest test for lindsey vonn as she puts her sights on the olympics. >>> the scene today in alberta, canada, as lindsey vonn passed one more milestone on her way to the winter oly
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